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Officials send prayers, condemn attack

The news of Friday’s attack on Salman Rushdie at Chautauqua Institution prompted condemnations from many. Among them was County Executive PJ Wendel, who extended his thoughts and prayers to Rushdie’s family and friends while condemning a society that Wendel said is growing increasingly ...

Pilot in training’s plane goes down in Chautauqua County

HARMONY — A plane that was being operated by a pilot in training went down in Chautauqua County, injuring both him and his instructor. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the small plane went down Thursday night in the backyard of a home on Baker Street Extension in ...

Jamestown man accused of child pornography production, possession

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Friday that Roberto Millan, 34, of Jamestown, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production and attempted production of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years ...

Minor traffic mishap in city

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford The Dunkirk Fire and Police departments rolled to a two-car accident at Brigham Road and West Sixth Street about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Alstar Ambulance also responded. Though both vehicles sustained significant damage, there were no apparent injuries.

Chautauqua President addresses future, security

Chautauqua Institution President Dr. Michael E. Hill stepped up to a podium outside of the state police barracks in Jamestown late Friday afternoon. Troopers had been answering questions about the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie and the arrest of his alleged attacker. Along with The ...

Valley Historical Society holds Treasure Trove Program

SINCLAIRVILLE — Members and guests of the Valley Historical Society met at the Sinclairville ball park for the annual summer picnic meal and program. President Larry Barmore welcomed all, and everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal, provided by everyone. Barmore led all in the Lord’s Prayer and ...